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six live is showing some lingering showers across our area. accuweather is helping you get through any of the lingering effects of yesterday's drenching downpours. >> and caitlyn says she is finally free. the former bruce jenner debuts a new name and a stunning new look on the cover of vanity fair magazine. >> hey everyone, it's 5:30 on this tuesday. let's get right to david and karen for weather and traffic. >> isn't we had that heavy rain last night and it is still giving us lingering problems although the active rain this morning is very light and spotty breaking up, nothing more than just a sprinkle pushing in toward philadelphia through northern chester county and southern berks county. south jersey picking up a little bit of this as well as northern delaware but again this is any other really the active problem. the bigger issue is the rain runoff from the heavy rain we had late yesterday and last night. so there's still a flood watch, flash flood watch in effect until 6 o'clock another half hour for this. what this means is that some of our area roadways and small creeks and streams may still be a little bit high and not totally drained. if you are driving around over
the next half hour or even in some spots beyond the 6 o'clock expiration and you run into flooded conditions turn around be go around that stuff, don't drive through it or walk through it. we have area flood advisories still down in south jersey and dover. this is where some of the heaviest rain fell and again roads and streams may be running high there still as well. as we look out to their west a lot of cloud cover in store today. cooler air in place an few more sprinkles and showers as we roll through the day but nothing that is going to impact additional flooding. 54 degrees in philadelphia right now, 56 in wilmington, just 52 in allentown, 60 in sea isle city. more tests likely today as you head back to school, kids. i know my son had a slew of them yesterday. 54 degrees right now. your storm tracker six app. your high did is going to be on the cool side, 63 degrees. at least it's not as humid and rainy as yesterday. your seven-day forecast with more changes and a warmup coming eventually karen. that's ahead. >> all right dave as we look at the schuylkill expressway you can see we're starting to dry out on some of the
roadways. just some light showers that have been affecting the area here on montgomery drive so roads looking pretty good. a couple of trucks off to the side on the off ramp there but not causing too much of a problem. on the big picture in west philadelphia a fire location, although under control you want to watch for a crew that at 54th and -- walnut street between 54th and 55th. stick to locust to avoid any problems there. the phils play tonight at 7:05 so yes there will be congestion in south philadelphia. i want to give you the latest on this accident that took down a polely in marlton and 70 westbound between 73 and cropwell road currently blocked. watch for that with route 70 being blocked through this area, a vehicle now loaded onto the flatbed tow truck so they're trying to get ready to clear this accident scene but in the meantime just stick to marlton pike or greentree road instead. david talked about the flood advisories still in south jersey and delaware areas where we had five to 6-inches of rain. you're still dealing with flooding like here in chesilhurst on the white horse pike flooding blocking the right lane. flooding blocking the left
lane in franklin township on route 40, harding highway. you never want to drive through flooded roadways, tam. >> very true. thank you karen. we're starting this morning with a developing story. police are trying to determine if it's a fire bug out there that torched three cars in camden county overnight. "action news" reporter katherine scott is lie live in pennsauken. >> reporter: three car fires within blocks each other all within an hour. two in pennsauken, one in camden. two of the cars have been towed but we're standing by a mercedes that remains parked here on woodland in pennsauken and you can see that the tires are flat on this vehicle. the fire department and police were called out to all of these scenes overnight. in pennsauken the calls came in around 1:15 this morning. they both came in within minutes. one was on woodland avenue by garden and the mercedes was cordoned off. you can see investigators collecting evidence.
they took symptom of the damage after those flames were put out. another fire was about a block away on the 3900 block of royal avenue and you can see the windows were broken out. there was shattered glass on the street. over at garland and highland in camden, word of a third fire came inform you can see the scorch marks and pieces of the car in the street after it was towed. no injuries were reported in any of these fires and it remain under investigation whether it was random, whether these cars were targeted police have not yet said. they want to hear from you if you have any tips on who could be responsible for these fires. live katherine scott channel6 "action news." >> "action news" has learned that a shooting victim in west philadelphia has been killed. someone opened fire on man at 57th and hazel streets last night. the victim died at the hospital overnight. he did not have any i.d. on him. police don't know who killed him or why. a stray bullet narrowly
missed a sleeping baby in delaware. the shot came from the unit block of bedford drive in edgemoor yesterday evening. it struck a crib where a child was asleep. the child was not hurt. outside the home, though, another bullet wounded a man in his 20's. he is in stable condition. new castle county police are looking for two people who ran from the scene. >> happening today the u.s. house transportation committee will hold a hearing looking into the amtrak derailment in philadelphia that killed eight people. the amtrak train was traveling twice the posted speed limit and derailed on a curve. amtrak had not installed automatic speed controls. the ntsb says those controls could have prevented that traffic. a day after the derailment a committee voted to reduce amtrak's funding in the next fiscal year. secretary of state john kerry is back in boston he'll have surgery in the coming days. this is new video of kerry's arrival last night. he's been admitted to massachusetts general hospital after first receiving treatment in geneva
switzerland for a broken leg that he suffered in a biking accident. u.s. officials insist kerry will continue nuclear talks with iran. the deadline for that deal is the end of this month june 30. >> 5:36 now and social media support is pouring in following a first look ativan in the fair's latest -- at a vanity fair's cover. erin o'hearn is at the big board with the full story. >> reporter: this much anticipated vanity fair article caitlyn jenner says she's finally free. caitlyn's big reveal create add social media firestorm. she gained 1 million twitter followers in about four hours. now for decades this is how the world knew bruce jenner the olympic geld medalist and then as a father on the hit reality show keeping up with the kardashians but in this behind the scenes video bruce seems to have a vanished. caitlyn has emerged.
among those supporting her her children kim kardashian who wrote how beautiful and kendal jenner adding be free now pretty bird. the new york post is reporting this morning that kim picked the style team for the photo shoot. this vanity cover comes just two months after jenner's exclusive interview with diane sawyer. >> are you a woman? >> yes for all intents and purposes i am a woman. bruce always had to tell a lie. he was always living that lie. caitlyn doesn't have any secrets. >> caitlyn has seen support on social media from those outside her family as well. president obama saying it takes courage to share your story. and actress kerry washington saying caitlyn. love this. so happy for her. the author of the vanity fair article will be on "good morning america" this morning. tam, back to you. >> okay, thank you. it's been raining all night in new jersey after a day of downpours yesterday had already caused flash flooding
in the region. cars were creeping along a drenched route 322 in sicklerville road in williamstown gloucester county. in thornbury pennsylvania the downpours called poor visibility. in newark delaware the underpass looked more like a stream when the waters suddenly flooded that road. >> dave murphy is here to tell us the worst is over. >> yeah, the worst is over. i would still be careful driving around particularly in parts of south jersey and anywhere where the storm drains tend to back up because we're in the process of trying to get that water that came in last night to drain but in terms of active precipitation not a whole lot going on right now. in fact, this is just really becoming less and less every time we look at it. there are some very light sprinkles and showers a lot in new castle county delaware, some extending into south jersey, a little bit in southeastern pennsylvania but it's all highlighted in that bright shade of green which tends to be the light precipitation that really isn't having all that much of an impact. careful of the storm drains. they're still draining and don't drive or walk through any flooded areas please p as we look outside, cloudy skies
at the all right. it looks like the air field is beginning to dry out quite nicely though, and you'll notice as you step outside how cool and comparatively accidentcomparativelycomfortable it is assuming don't have an umbrella up for a shower. 54 degrees is all we've got in philadelphia right now. the dewpoint low so doesn't feel as humid and winds out of the northeast kind of refreshing at 16 miles per hour. maybe a light jacket as you head out this morning. does look like it's going to stay kind of and cloudy today. there's the chance of an additional sprinkle or shower popping through at times. of course the big problem has been the rain that we already had overnight. in philadelphia we actually set a record for rainfall on monday with 1.96-inches for that date. wilmington 3.80-inches for june 1st, a new record and 2.22-inches in atlantic city, also a record and storm tracker six live double scan technology showing you the heavy hit of five to 6-inches that we got right along route 322 near hammonton and then over toward buena and malaga,
route 55 also picking up quite a bit of this. so, it's these areas of south jersey in particular that really got hammered and might still have some of that water trying to drain. in terms of active rain today, it doesn't look bad. between now and noon, just some light sprinkles and showers. the afternoon mostly dry and by 6 o'clock maybe a couple of sprinkles here or there. later tonight at 11 o'clock there's the chance of another shower building in but again none of this particularly looks all that bad or the sort of thing that will exacerbate flooding. 53 by 8 o'clock. the other part of the story how cloudy and cool it will be, 56 by 11:00 and 62 by 2 o'clock. expecting a high of only 63 degrees today. breezy cloudy for the most part and cool with that occasional passing sprinkle or shower. high temperatures across the region only about 60 in allentown, low 60's down the shore and more of the same in the i-95 corridor. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it does look like it warms up a little bit tomorrow. we get damp but still cool high of 68 degrees, clouds maybe some sunny breaks and occasionally a spotty shower.
i think there's a pretty good chance you're dry for the union contest at ppl park at night, though and then clouds to sun on thursday, 69. that's going to be a really pleasant afternoon. warmer then on friday, a high of 79. perhaps a bit more humid with a late day thunderstorm and for the coming weekend more noticeable humidity on saturday, a high of 80, clouds and sun and a spotty thunderstorm but by no means a washout. on sunday we're back to the 70's, a spotty shower here or there but partly sunny overall and 77 with more clouds and a shower building in on monday. i think you said it, it's kind of a springy seven day a-lot of off and on precip, right. >> all right, well, looking forward to all of the new flowers, all those daffodils. five:41. some nerve a burglar uses a sports car to smash his way out of a california bmw dealership but he didn't get very far. >> undercover agents put t.s.a. screeners to the test at the nation's busiest airports and they failed miserably. karen. >> it's damp here on the roosevelt boulevard and you can see the low clouds here.
reduced visibility causing just a bit of an issue. that's southbound traffic moving okay right there. we'll check 422 and have an update on that accident that smacked into a pole when we come back. >> a pennsylvania man is accused of posing as a police officer to try and pick up drunk drivers but it was he, police say who had too much to drink. that's later. >> ♪♪
experiencing due to these heavy rains. a little sinkhole opened up along a street in hammonton atlantic county, new jersey, not enormous but enough to cause problems for motorists. police have north third street near pratt street blocked off because of this two by 3-foot sinkhole. >> little is relative karen if your front wheel was in that you wouldn't think it was so little. >> you're not kidding. isn't that the truth. you have to be careful of anything like that obviously and we always talk about not to drive through flooded roadways. that's something you may encounter as you're headed out. be aware that it might take you a little longer to head to work today. let's check the suburban traffic report for you right now. looking at 422 at 29. we can see the fog that's in the area. that's your eastbound traffic. already traveling just a little slowly as you head towards oaks so expect that wet roads in many areas drying out and reduced visibility in some spots as well right now. and we also have other issues around the region. marlton 70 westbound between 73 and cropwell road we had an accident where somebody
smashed right into a pole and brought it down so for awhile it was completely blocking the road. they have now pushed it off to the shoulder here so a vehicle is already on the flatbed tow truck. they're getting ready to clear it and now traffic can get by in this area. you might want to stick to marlton pike or greentree road to avoid crews but they're allowing traffic through. in chesilhurst camden county route 30 white horse pike westbound approaching hendrix street flooding blocking the right lane and also in gloucester county in franklin township flooding blocking the left lane and it's no wonder why when we take the look at the reports of how much rain we got. yesterday estimated rainfall totals up to 6-inchs in some spots right near 322 not far from hammonton 5-inches of rainier egg harbor, about 4-inches near buena about 5-inches right near route 55. so areas that are very well traveled you may still see some of that flooding that we're dealing with out there this morning. currently though we're just looking at some clouds in the region and some lighter showers through the region so not causing too many problems
as you're heading out the door. satellite6 and action radar showing it's really not the rain now that's the problem it's the rain from yesterday tam. >> thank you karen. this is new this morning a bmw bandit went on a crash course through california. police say the thief tried to get a black sedan first through a window but that didn't fit so he smashed through the showroom with another stolen car. he sped away at one point going down the wrong way down a one-way street. that joyride ended when the crook jumped the sidewalk smashed into an suv with a limo driver inside asleep. the thief ran several blocks before police were able to arrest him on foot. one man's cell phone video of a child left alone in a running pickup truck has property prompt antidepressant police investigation in kentucky and this happened last thursday. the witness said he pulled out his phone to take a photo of the license plate when the driver came back the witness confronted him. >> if i was a bad guy, i could have probably just drove off with this -- >> you would have got two in the back of the head.
>> the driver said he had been keeping an eye on his child the entire time. so far he does not face charges. >> an internal government investigation gave transportation security administration screeners a failing grade. during the undercover work investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through check points in 95 percent of these trials testimony homeland security red teams conducted the tests by posing as passengers set out to beat the system. the homeland security secretary has reassigned the t.s.a.'s acting administrator over these findings. congress will continue talks today on whether the salvage portions of the patriot act. either it appears the national security agency will lose its power to collect and store the calling records of americans. the controversial provision expired at the end of may. it has been scrutinized ever since edward snowden leaked its existence in 2013. >> it is now 5:48. a pa man is in serious trouble for causing drivers to hit the brakes. >> investigators release dash cam video hoping to clear up
questions about a deadly encounter between a pastor and an oklahoma state trooper. david. >> thankfully the heavy rains are over. there's still lingering flooding on some roadways so be careful of that. i am arming the kids with umbrellas today not because of real heavy rain but there is the chance of a spotty shower around. it's also cooler so note the jackets. i'll have your day planner forecast and we'll check out area temperatures coming up next.
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having a problem. got to watch out especially in south jersey and delaware where we had so much rain in those areas flooding is still an issue. here's couple of new problems just in. in horsham limekiln pike at babylon road an outside electrical fire. in warminster an accident on davisville road at street road today you have. >> alldave. >> unfortunately we still have runoff trying to get off of some of our roadways so you might still find some ponding and puddling around. you want to avoid that if you can. 53 degrees currently in pottstown. the other part of today's story is how cool it is out there. little breezy, too, 52 in saint davids, 52 in center city and over in south jersey a lot of low to mid-50's as you head toward the shore and up are 50's right down along the coast. looks like up are 50's in smyrna and dover this morning as well. if you're running errands there isn't any better time to do it as temperatures are going to be cool and breezy all the way and at just about any time there's the chance of a pop-up sprinkle or shower. 63 is going to be your high
today. low humidity and kind of refreshing out there despite the clouds, matt. >> okay, thanks, david. new this morning here, oklahoma highway patrol released dash cam video in a deadly police-involved shooting. relatives say 35-year-old nehemiah fisher an assistant pastor and his older brother were pulling their truck from flood waters back on friday. police say they had told the brothers to leave the flooded area. the video shows nehemiah fisher wrestling with the officers before being shot to death. police arrested his brother on charges of assaulting a police officer and public intoxication. the shooting remains under investigation. >> a pennsylvania man faces a felony charge for setting up a fake dui check point. police in huntingdon county found a 19-year-old man blocking a street early saturday morning. he allegedly stopped at least one car and he supposedly kept up the charade with a scanner flares, handcuffs and a bb gun and here's the kicker. authorities believe the man himself was drunk. >> 5:53. all new on "action news" this
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> hey everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday june 2nd and we're following several developing stories. >> several vehicles go up in flames in a south jersey neighborhood overnight. investigators are now asking if this was arson. >> there is a frantic search under way for hundreds of tourists who were on a capsizing cruise ship overseas. >> you're taking a live look here at a sinkhole in hammonton new jersey atlantic county was one of the areas hit hardest by the downpours and the flash